“What disappoints us most in life, is the picture in our head of how it’s supposed to be.”
It is not just an aspect that lets us down but also a refusal to look on the brighter side. Everything that exists or happens has its own cause and effect. We either see the cause or the effect, anyone that suits and goes well with our perception. But we fail to acknowledge the other side of the very same perception.
What holds us back? Well, the answer varies.One might say, we expect too much. The other might feel, one is being stubborn. For some, it may be a demand. While for others, a simple request seeking approval. We humans tend to be judgmental about almost everything. And not all judgments would always be in accordance to what we feel.
Expectations may sometimes lead you to disappointments, but the anger of getting disappointment may sometimes lead you to what you never expected. This does not mean that you give up on expecting. No Need. Unless and until you expect, you will never be able to keep yourself motivated enough in life. Things turn out best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
I’m never shocked when people let me down nowadays. I just hate the fact that I put myself in a position to be let down in the first place. Why blame people? Aren’t they already this way ? Weren’t they already meant to hurt ? As a matter of fact, it is upon us to be hurt or not. People will hurt. They will go regardless. They will drag you down.
But what different do you do? You keep the scars open. You cannot help but remain grounded until degraded to dust. You provide the leaning shoulder. Alas ! The same story. You end up isolating yourself because you have been hurt, again! Life isn’t about crying, cribbing and complaining. World may at times, appear a bitter place to be. But even the sweetest of things in life originate from something bitter. Bitterness leads to sweetness. Does’t your Arabica beans taste bitter? but don’t they offer the pleasant sweetness to your perfect cup of coffee each morning? They do, right ?
Nothing or no one can help you unless you help yourself. You walk through life much easier with a smile on your face.
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving well- preserved !! but to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, slice of pizza in the other, and still screaming, “Whoo! What a ride!” Whenever you feel you will never see light, feel warmth or be happy ever again, just remember, somewhere on earth right now, the sun is rising.
You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth. – William W. Purkey